These bite-size Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Truffles are made with only a few clean ingredients and are ready in about 5 minutes!
I’m so happy to share an indulgent lectin-free treat with you to have on hand when you need a little something sweet.
Even though these are naturally sweetened with organic medjool dates, each piece has approximately less than 10 grams of sweetener, so you wouldn’t want to eat more than one at a time.
These are meant to have as a stand-by for a quick treat with a cup of herbal tea or as small after dinner dessert. I keep mine in the refrigerator and take one out each day for an afternoon snack.
They’re full of healthy fat from the avocado, coconut oil and almond butter and they don’t have an overly sweet taste to them, which I love.
Homemade and store-bought chocolate truffles can contain ingredients like these:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Chocolate Truffle Ingredients:
Typical Ingredients: butter, heavy cream, margarine, shortening and corn syrup
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Lindt Milk Chocolate Truffles Ingredients:
Ingredients: Milk Chocolate [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milk, Chocolate, Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Barley Malt Powder, Vanillin (Artificial Flavoring)], Vegetable Oil (Coconut, Palm Kernel), Sugar, Milk, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Barley Malt Powder, Artificial Flavors
My healthier version is organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, no-cook, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.
Want more healthy truffle recipes? Check out Vegan Chocolate Fudge Truffles, Clean Eating Vegan Raspberry Truffles, Raw Vegan Apricot and Date Protein Truffles or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating ball and truffle recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Pistachios:*
- contains 90% healthy unsaturated fat
- super high in anti-oxidants
- supports cardiovascular health
- excellent source of fiber, protein, manganese and copper
- high in thiamine, vitamin B-6 and potassium
5 Fast Facts About Avocados:*
- excellent source of vitamin E
- contains 25 essential nutrients
- contains 2 – 3 times the potassium as one banana
- has anti-inflammatory properties
- can help lower cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*
- natural energy booster
- high in iron content
- rich in potassium
- good source of dietary fiber
- excellent source of vegan protein
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*
- super high in anti-oxidants
- promotes cardiovascular health
- contains essential fats
- can help to decrease blood pressure
- contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism
- improves cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter):*
- helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
- energy booster
- loaded with calcium and fiber
- 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
- high in anti-oxidants
5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*
- high in anti-oxidants
- can help reduce inflammation
- contains small traces of minerals
- 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Truffles
Yield 14 small truffles
Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / No-Cook / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar
For the truffles:
- 1 organic avocado
- 1 cup organic medjool dates
- 1/2 cup organic almond butter
- 2 tablespoons organic raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon filtered/purified water
- 1/8 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder
- 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt
For the add-in:
- 1/4 cup organic pistachios (chopped)
For the coating:
- 1/4 cup organic pistachios (ground)
Prepare the pistachios:
- For the add-ins: Chop the pistachios into small pieces using the flat side of a butter knife. Set aside.
- For the coating: Add the pistachios to a coffee grinder and grind them into a powder. Transfer to a small bowl. Set aside.
Prepare the truffles:
- Add all ingredients for the truffles to a food processor and process until it forms a thick ball. It should be moist and wet.
- Add the chopped pistachios and stir in by hand until they are evenly distributed.
- Take out a spoonful at a time and roll into a ball shape between the palms of your hands.
- Add each truffle to the bowl of ground pistachios and gently toss until the entire truffle is covered.
- Place the coated truffles on a plate lined with parchment paper.
- Enjoy immediately or place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to firm.
- Store in a BPA-free air-tight container.
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